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Case Study: Emergency Water Damage Mitigation in Sultan, WA

Client: Residential Property Owner in Sultan, WA

Service Provider: McCarthy General Contractor

Project Overview: McCarthy General Contractor was called upon to perform emergency water damage mitigation at a residential property located in Sultan, Washington. The issue at hand was a broken hot water pipe in the crawl space, which resulted in extensive water damage throughout the property, affecting the insulation, subfloor, bathroom, laundry room, and other areas. McCarthy’s prompt response and comprehensive approach were instrumental in mitigating the damage efficiently.

Scope of Work: The project involved a multi-faceted approach to address the extensive water damage and ensure the safety and well-being of the property:

  • Asbestos Testing: Before any removal of vinyl and drywall, McCarthy General Contractor conducted asbestos testing on affected materials to determine the presence of asbestos fibers. The results confirmed that no asbestos fibers were present, ensuring safe removal procedures.
  • Crawlspace Remediation: In the crawlspace, wet insulation was removed, and the broken pipe was repaired. A containment area was established to isolate the affected space, and air movers were strategically placed to facilitate the drying process.
  • Bathroom Restoration: Within the bathroom, the team removed the toilet, vinyl floor, wet drywall, and vanity. Air movers and dehumidifiers were deployed to expedite the drying process and prevent further damage.
  • Laundry Room Cleanup: McCarthy’s team relocated the washer, dryer, and contents to an alternate location on-site. Smaller items were safely boxed and moved to an off-site storage facility. Affected wet drywall, insulation, and flooring were removed to prevent trapped moisture and further damage.
  • Hall and Kitchen Preservation: Containment measures were put in place in the hallway and kitchen areas. Floor protection was employed to prevent additional damage. Contents were arranged in a secure space to enable containment and proper drying of the affected areas.

Outcome: Following the diligent mitigation efforts, McCarthy General Contractor successfully addressed the water damage issues at the residential property in Sultan, WA. The drying process was executed effectively, ensuring that the affected areas were thoroughly dried to prevent secondary damage and mold growth.

While McCarthy typically collaborates with clients to complete the restoration phase after mitigation, this particular project was focused solely on mitigation due to the client’s specific requirements.

This case study underscores McCarthy General Contractor’s commitment to providing prompt and efficient water damage mitigation services, safeguarding properties and ensuring the well-being of their clients. The company’s expertise in handling complex water damage situations was demonstrated through their meticulous approach and attention to detail.

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